The Audi A3 and S3 are here to compete side to side with the new CLA-Class in the luxury subcompact segment. While the 2015 Audi A3 sedan already began selling at a starting price of just $29,900, the more expensive high-performance S3 requires $41,100 from the bank.
How would we order ours? Well, we’re fans of fully loaded cars because, we like to factor in the full experience. So “check” goes for the top-spec Prestige trim, with the entry-trim being the Premium Plus. The Prestige brings the price to $47,000, which is nearing the price of a modestly equipped S4. That’s a bit unnerving. At nearly fully loaded with the $1,400 Advanced Technology Package, and the $1,500 19″ Performance Package, and a $550, Monsoon Gray Metallic exterior, the price rang up to a total of $50,450. Again, you can get an S4 for that too.
Either way, the 2015 Audi S3 gets a 2.0L TFSI turbocharged four-banger with 292hp and 280 lb-ft of twist.
Want to build your dream Audi S3, head to Audi USA’s page and spec one out. Have a look at building an S4 while you’re at it too.
Source: Audi USA